Model Practice

By Alyssa Martino 

Model PracticeProfessionals in business and medicine make difficult decisions on a daily basis, prioritizing the customer’s (or patient’s) needs through exceptional service. So it’s no surprise that radiologists are seeking advice from successful entrepreneurs. Success in both arenas calls for great evolution and innovation in order to reduce costs, keep up with technological advancements, and avoid commoditization.

Many physicians, including radiologists, pursue formal business degrees to enhance their strategic thinking and leadership skills. Currently, more than 1,700 radiologists are participating in the Radiology Leadership Institute® (RLI), which prepares imaging professionals to advance their career and shape the specialty’s future — especially considering the many pressures on the U.S. health care system today. (Visit RLI online to learn more).

Alexander S. Misono, MD, MBA, radiology resident at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a former management consultant believes, “In any field or industry where things are likely to change and there’s tumult, confusion or uncertainty about the future, it’s good to be equipped to handle that situation. Coming at {those changes] from a business angle can often provide valuable insights.” Here are several tips gleaned from corporate case studies to help you avoid pitfalls and ensure the specialty’s longevity.

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